So we never forget, story of atomic bomb must be told

So we never forget, story of atomic bomb must be told

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Bill Janes, Black Mountain • published August 15, 2008 12:15 am

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I wondered if there would be any mention of it in the Aug. 6 edition of the AC-T. Finally, I found it, almost hidden away in section D:

“On Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare.”

How easily and conveniently we forget. How glibly we justify. How arrogantly do we propose to others that they should cease their efforts toward nuclear armament while we refuse to take the lead in disarming ourselves.

How difficult and painful it is to face up to our culpability. Yet, how necessary, if there is to be any significant move toward justice and peace in our world.

Bill Janes, Black Mountain

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